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Recipe: Salmon en croute your kids can make!

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

It sounds fancy but this super simple recipe takes just 5 minutes to make… I promise! Impress your family with this delicious winter crowd-pleaser.

Easy to make salmon en croute that even a nine year old can make, super delicious, healthy and easy and quick to make, no hassle meal options for kids and families

I know people think salmon en croute is very complicated but honestly it’s really easy. I’ve shown the step-by-step instructions below, as demonstrated by my 9 year old, who made it for dinner the other night. If she can do it so can you!

Claudine's daughter showing how easy it is to make this super delicious healthy quick to make and tasty salmon en croute from scratch, even kids can make it


1 side salmon

All Butter puff pastry

Cream cheese

Blitzed or chopped rocket and dill

Lemon zest

⭐4 egg yolks


Step 1

Cover the salmon with cream cheese.

Claudine's youngest daughter spreads creamy cream cheese over the organic salmon for this healthy and quick to make but delicious salmon en croute recipe, even a child can cook it

Step 2

Sprinkle with blitzed (or chopped) rocket and dill, lemon zest and salt.

Claudine's kids show how easy it is to cook their mother's recipes from scratch including this super healthy and delicious yet easy and quick to make salmon en croute
Claudine's kids how that even kids can cook delicious healthy meals from scratch. Here her daughter peels lemon zest for the super healthy and easy to make salmon en croute recipe

Step 3

Fold the pastry over to enclose the salmon. Cut any extra pastry off and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork. Cut lines to let steam release and paint a layer of egg yolk over the surface.

Claudine's children showing how to make the salmon en croute, here folding over the puff pastry to make a super delicious, healthy and easy and quick to make salmon en croute that's a perfect dinner recipe
Claudine's daughter makes slits in the puff pastry of this super easy to make salmon en croute in order for the steam to be released when it is cooking
Healthy food with healthy ingredients: here Claudine's daughter decorates the salmon en croute with egg yolk to make it glisten when it has cooked

Step 4

It can be stored in the fridge for a few hours or cooked straight away. Bake at 190c for about 15 mins, or until golden. It will depend on the size of your salmon.

Step 5 While it’s in the oven make the sauce. Blitz 2 yolks in a jug with a handheld stick blender. Pour over 100g hot butter mixing well. Stir in 2 tbsp lemon juice. Pour over the salmon, serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle with dill or chives. Et voila!

Finished product this delicious and healthy salmon en croute that is so easy to cook even kids can make it from scratch with these easy to follow instructions and tutorials

Did your dish turn out as you’d hoped? What did you serve it with? Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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